New ESD K9 Training Center
Operation Underground Railroad is pleased to announce a new relationship with Hope Center Indy in conjunction with Jordan Detection K9, to provide a new ESD K9 Training Center on the Hope Center campus. The team from O.U.R. along with members from Hope Center Indy and Jordan Detection K9 broke ground together on the new facility located in Indiana.
Hope Center Indy is a residence for women who are healing from life-altering issues, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking. Todd Jordan, owner of Jordan Detection K9, has been using spare rooms at the Hope Center to train his dogs and handlers. O.U.R. is grateful to see Jordan Detection K9 continue to include the community of the Hope Center residents, and allow them to feel connected to a greater cause by being able to witness and interact with the K9s in training.
This future location hopes to also serve as a place where Hope Center residents can learn vocational skills from vet techs and dog grooming professionals. The women at Hope Center benefit not only from the vocational training, but also the opportunity to make a difference by playing a part in a program that could eventually lead to identifying or saving victims, some of them being survivors of trafficking themselves.
O.U.R. is honored to be able to expand the program by fully funding the facility where the dogs from Jordan Detection K9 are going to be housed and trained.
What ESD K9s do
Todd Jordan, the program developer and chief trainer at Jordan Detection K9, trains the K9s to detect Electronic Storage Devices (ESD) and assist in the retrieval of evidence during investigations.
Hope Center Indy
The training center will be located on Hope Center Indy campus. Hope Center Indy was founded in 2016 by Pastor Hubert Nolen and David Nolen, to provide a space of healing and reintegration. The campus is a faith-based center that offers residential programs focused on the recovery of women from domestic abuse, addictions, and human trafficking. Currently, Hope Center Indy has 25 residents and is looking to expand those numbers.
Thank you to Delaware County Home Builders, Roger Ward Engineering for supporting the building phases. Thank you Curran Architecture and Kort Builders for the planning stages.